Reframe: Anti-Oppression Work in Dance & Performance

Please join us on March 18 (Friday) at noon-1 pm for the 4th brown bag of our year-long discussion series on “anti-oppression” work jointly offered by the Institute for Dialogue and Social Justice, the Center for Inclusive Excellence, and the Center for Transformative Justice.  Dance and performance are particularly rich vehicles in “anti-oppression” work. This (re)frame […]


Hopewell Valley Heritage Month Book Club

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Purchase book here: Celebrate Women's Heritage Month During the 2021-22 school year, the Hopewell Valley Regional School District in conjunction with HVEF will be honoring various Heritage Months by sponsoring community book reads and discussions to celebrate the diverse cultures present within the United States and our local community. We will also be providing […]


Dancing with Ukrainian Refugees

Запрошуємо українців, які зараз перебувають у Лондоні та околицях, приєднатися до нас 28 квітня 2022 18:00 - 21:00 у Chislehurst. Звертайтеся, якщо виникнуть якісь запитання. — at Christ Church Chislehurst. We invite Ukrainians who are currently in London and the surrounding areas to join us on April 28, 2022 18:00 - 21:00 у Chislehurst. Please contact if […]

Book Talk—Bosch&deJong brings Ari Honarvar to the Fenix Food Factory!

Visual artist, speaker, and award-winning author Ari Honarvar will be presenting her debut novel A Girl Called Rumi, talking about her work dancing with refugees to heal trauma, her project Drop Poems Not Bombs - which combines the poetry of Rumi with music - and more! After the event there is a signing session, but […]

Mission Valley Library: Book presentation + Music (Jun 11 2PM)

Join us for an afternoon of poetry, music, and fantastical storytelling. Award-winning author, Honarvar, weaves a tale of survival, immigration, and redemption, A GIRL CALLED RUMI is about an Iranian American's journey to find the only person who can help her unravel the secrets of the night that shattered her life: a childhood storyteller who […]

Joy at the Border, UCSD

This conference will bring together faculty and students from across the university's schools and departments to present cutting-edge research on international migration. The conference will include thematic panels presented by UCSD faculty and advanced graduate students, a discussion with local community organizations on research partnerships, and a discussion with policymakers on their engagement with academics.

Restorative Justice Retreat

The Resilience through Joy workshop is inspired by my own experience as a child refugee and years of dancing with refugees. We use evidence-based techniques to explore orienting towards what is pleasing in the moment through the portals of the imagination, the five senses, memory, drawing, and movement. This type of meditative exploration helps us become more […]


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Book!) Ever wonder what working with an editor is like? Have questions about how to navigate this relationship? This virtual workshop will feature writer-editor duo, Laura Stanfill and Ari Honavar sharing their experience working together and what made their partnership successful. This event is virtual. Click here to register in advance. […]